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Amazon Go is setting off a global race to automate the retail industry.

For retailers worldwide, Amazon changed the game earlier this year when it unveiled Amazon Go, a new type of store that uses artificial intelligence to add speed and convenience to the in-person shopping experience. According to The New York Times, the…
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So far, it's been difficult to gauge the economic impact of #marijuana legalization. But now that the numbers are starting to come in, we're seeing some surprisingly good things.
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The "grocery wars" are leading to hard times for smaller supermarkets.

Big changes are afoot in the American grocery store business. Amazon made headlines when it bought Whole Foods in 2017, a move that promised to make food shopping cheaper, easier, and more convenient for the masses. This sent shockwaves through the…
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Marijuana is legal in some form in more than half of U.S. states. What is the economic impact of marijuana legalization?

Thus far, it’s been difficult to gauge the potential economic impact of marijuana legalization. Legal marijuana is still very new, it’s only available in select states, and the industry is still growing pretty slowly for now. But in 2018 we’re beginning…
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Claire's, once a retail giant, is filing for bankruptcy.

Times have changed in America. In a previous era, not too long ago, we used to go to malls and shop in stores; now, we can simply get our shopping done online. The traditional brick-and-mortar retailers are feeling the pain. According to CNN Money,…
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What do Lyft and doctors have in common? And what is Lyft doing to help healthcare providers?

For many Americans, high-quality health care is difficult to come by, and cost isn’t the only reason why. Another common challenge is the logistical difficulty of getting to appointments on time. Lyft, one of the leading names in the ride-hailing…
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Microsoft's legal battle about cloud-stored data could have huge implications for "digital privacy."

The U.S. Supreme Court is beginning to hear a new case involving tech giant Microsoft, and the decision it makes will shed light on a key question in the modern world—when data is stored in the cloud, where is it really located? Whose legal jurisdiction…
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Hulu is striving to compete with Netflix in the streaming video market. But are the gains they made coming in time to make a difference?

When it comes to streaming TV and movies, in the United States and elsewhere, Netflix is the undisputed king. The on-demand video service has 52.8 million subscribers in the U.S. alone and over 100 million worldwide; Hulu trails far, far behind at 17…
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Will the Windows Phone soon be a thing of the past?

There’s been concern for years now that Microsoft, for all its historical success, is having trouble staying competitive in the modern world of smartphone technology. We’re now starting to see confirmation of that. As Tech Times reported this week,…
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Advertising giant Unilever is taking a stand against fake news, threatening to pull ads from major social networks.

The advertising world these days is dominated by content posted on sites like Facebook and Google, but one leading advertiser is taking a stand against the tech titans, according to CNN Money. Unilever, which owns many major American brands including Dove…
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